Tips For Avoiding Internship Liability

Law360, New York (July 23, 2009, 5:22 PM EDT) -- Employers may be tempted to take a more casual approach to bringing on interns than they do when hiring long-term employees, but lawyers say that could prove a costly mistake. Here are some precautions companies should take to protect themselves when hiring interns.

The first step employers should take it to document the relationship in writing. Codifying the the arrangement will help employers steer clear of any miscommunication about rights and responsibilities, how long the intern will be on board and the possibility of continued employment...
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